Saturday, May 26, 2012

Seven Things God Wants You to Know About Yourself

Your true identity can’t be found by “looking within yourself” for the answers. Our identity can only be found by looking to the One who Created us. Here are seven important principles God wants you to know about Yourself:

1. You are loved. One of the most mind-blowing realities the Bible teaches is that the God of the universe loves us! He loves you so much He sent His only Son Jesus to rescue you and bring you home. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

2. You need Jesus. He desires to be the Savior of your soul, the leader of your life, your guide and your friend. Without Him, your life will never be what God intended it to be. With Him, you can experience all God has for you. Jesus did not come to make you religious; He came to make you alive! “Jesus answered, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”  John 14:6

3. You are a masterpiece. You might not feel like it, but how you feel doesn’t change who you are! God’s sees you as a one-in-a-trillion priceless masterpiece created in His own image. The Mona Lisa has got nothing on you!  “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:10

4. You are forgiven. Once you trust Jesus for forgiveness, your sins are no longer counted against you, so don’t live in regret! You are not defined by what you’ve done. God never measures our value by what we’ve done or by what’s been done to us, but by what He has done for us on the cross. God’s grace takes away our sin and makes us a new creation so we can live in freedom and peace. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”  1 John 1:9

5. You are not alone. We all have those moments where we feel lonely and abandoned, but even in your darkest hour, God is with you. He has never left your side and He never will.  God has said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”  Hebrews 13:5

6. You are part of God’s family. Our faith in Christ brings us adoption into God’s family.  You are literally a son or daughter of God and an heir in His eternal kingdom. “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God:”  1 John 3:1

7. You have a home in heaven. Jesus is preparing a place just for you.   A perfect place awaits where the trouble and pain of this life will be no more and you’ll celebrate forever with your Savior and all of God’s family!  “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”  John 14:1-3

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1 Corinthians 3:23 … And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.  ❤